Whaleless in Bari

[FR] J’exposerai à compter du 21 juin et jusqu’au 22 juillet à la Fabrica Fluxus Art Gallery à Bari en Italie en compagnie du collectif Whaleless.  Cette exposition itinérante proposée par Giovanni Cervi en collaboration avec Res Pira présentera les réalisations de divers artistes comme  Angie Mason, Alessia Cocca, Bethany Marchman, Bombo, Cesko, Ciou, Cliff Wallace, Comoseta, Elena Rapa, Fernanda Veron, Giada Woodenboxes, Jennibird, Karin Andersen, Kokomoo, Lina Stigsson, Lisa Mei Ling Fong, Lostfish, Marco Cazzato, Nicoz Balboa, Mimi’s, Morg, Peggy Van Reeth, Ryan Meyers, Zoe Lacchei.
A l’image des précédentes éditions de cette exposition, une partie des fonds récoltés sera reversée à l’institut de recherche océanographique Tethys.
Toutes les infos et un aperçu des œuvres exposées sont visibles ici.

[ENG] From 21 of june to 22 of july, I’ll be exhibiting with the Whaleless group show at the italian Fabrica Fluxus Art Gallery in Bari. This group show curated by Giovanni Cervi in collaboration with Res Pira will be exhibiting works of various artists such as  Angie Mason, Alessia Cocca, Bethany Marchman, Bombo, Cesko, Ciou, Cliff Wallace, Comoseta, Elena Rapa, Fernanda Veron, Giada Woodenboxes, Jennibird, Karin Andersen, Kokomoo, Lina Stigsson, Lisa Mei Ling Fong, Lostfish, Marco Cazzato, Nicoz Balboa, Mimi’s, Morg, Peggy Van Reeth, Ryan Meyers, Zoe Lacchei.
Just like the previous shows, a part of the sales will go to the Oceanographic Research Institute Tethys.
More infos and a glimpse at the exhibited works can be found here.

Ketos 2.1

[FR] Nouvelle participation à l’exposition collective itinérante Whaleless dirigée par Giovanni Cervi. Cette fois-ci, l’exposition se déroulera en Italie au Milan Civic Aquarium en partenariat avec l’institut d’étude Tethys. Le vernissage aura lieu le 14 avril de 20h00 à minuit. Toutes les infos sont visibles sur le tract ci-dessous ou ici.

[ENG] New participation to the Whaleless group show directed by Giovanni Cervi. This time, the exhibition will take place in Italian Milan Civic Aquarium together with the Tethys institute. The opening will be on april 14th from 8pm to 12pm. All the informations can be found on the flyer below or here.

Whaleless – article

[FR] Le collectif Whaleless dirigé par Giovanni Cervi et dont je fais parti a récemment eu les honneurs de la presse italienne sur le portail du journal La Repubblica. On y apprend comment le projet est né et ses objectifs prochains avec notamment une exposition en Mars à Berlin au sein de la Galerie d’art Strychnin.
Si vous ne parlez pas italien, voici un lien où vous pourrez le lire dans un français plus qu’approximatif traduit automatiquement par les outils linguistiques de Google. Pour la version originale, c’est par ici.

[ENG] The Whaleless group headed by Giovanni Cervi and which I belong to has recently been spotlighted by the italian newspaper La Repubblica. We learn how this project was born and its coming objectives, one of them being an exhibition at the Strychnin Art Gallery  in Berlin in march. If you don’t speak italian, here is a link where you can read it in a “pseudo” english translated by Google’s automatic linguistic tools. The italian version can be found here.

Pig Mag 78

[FR] Il y a de ça un mois ou deux, je répondais à une mini interview pour le magazine italien Pig Mag. Ce dernier inaugurait ainsi une page dédiée à Whaleless. Voici l’interview en anglais (langue dans laquelle elle a été faite) accompagnée de l’image G.M qui l’illustre dans le magazine et également un lien vers le pdf de ce numéro. L’interview se situe à la page 142.

[ENG] A month or two ago, I was being interviewed by the italian magazine Pig Mag. The later initiated a page dedicated to Whaleless. Thus, here is the interview in english together with the illustration that was published in the magazine. You can also download and read the whole Pig Mag issue here. The interview (in italian) is to be found page 142.

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The Interview :

Pig Mag : Have you ever seen a Whale?

A.P : Never, alas.

What is your relation with the sea/oceans?

A mix of fascination and fear which are, by the way, two complementary emotions.

Think about changing yourself into a “marine being”, which one will you choose?

Poseidon or the Kraken to make some things right. But on the other hand I’d love to be a Limulus polyphemus and I would taunt the fishes, saying them I’m nearly 500 millions years old.

What is your favorite element (water, fire, earth, air)?

Maybe earth for it is an element I often use as a texture in my works.


Do you believe that art is only for art itself or that has to bring a message?

Quite hard to answer to that question in a few words… And I will have even less place to answer it if I keep on writing that it is a difficult question that requires many argumentations… That’s quite a dilemma you see… So…

Let’s say that having an emotion with an art experience is the message.

How would you describe the world we live in?

A tremendous Roller Coaster with a big hole in the top rails of its biggest spiral.

How do you imagine it in year 2028?

I guess the wagons will have reached the top of this very spiral and that there’ll be some loud screams.

Can you make a list of words that you feel close to your way of making art?

In the right order :

Hesitations. There and back. Triturate. Diving. Sculpting. Relief. Oblivion.

Do you have a recurrent dream/nightmare?

While sleeping you mean? If so, no I don’t have any. But I have plenty when I’m wide awake.


How did you make this Whale?

It is the same technique as all my other works : digital mixed-media. In other words, it is a mix of photos, drawings, textures. For instance, the texture of the whale is taken from a picture of an oiled bird. The sand on the ground is real sand too.

What are you working at now?

I’ve finished illustrating my first children book, Sam, written by french author Jérôme Noirez. It’ll be out in France the 5th of november. If you want to have a look, Sam has her own Myspace page : www.myspace.com/sametlesdecoupules. I’m also working on an exhibition project with the same person based on an Imaginary Urban Guide of the town I live in, Le Mans. And last but not least, I’m currently taking notes about what could be my next illustrated book…


Interview made by Giovanni Cervi

A few shots

[FR] Peu de mises à jour ces derniers temps mais tout ceci n’est que temporaire !

En attendant la grosse nouvelle qui pointera le bout de son nez en novembre mais dont je vous parlerai d’ici peu, voici, comme je l’avais annoncé il y a quelque temps, des photographies réalisées lors de la dernière expo en date du collectif Whaleless qui avait eu lieu au Musée d’Histoire Naturelle de Reggio Emilia en Italie. Cliquez sur l’image pour accéder à la galerie.

[ENG] Not so much updates lately but that’s just a temporary state !

Before unveiling the big news that’ll occur in november, here are some shots made during the Whaleless group show in the Natural History Museum of Reggio Emilia in Italy. Click on the picture to open the gallery.

Whaleless Exhibition in Rome

[FR] Nouvelle expo du collectif Whaleless, cette fois-ci à Rome. Le vernissage aura lieu à 19h00 le 11 juin 2009 dans la galerie/boutique Temporary Love (Via di San Calisto 9, Rome) et restera accessible jusqu’au 06 juillet.
Vous y retrouverez les travaux de :

Aurelien Police, Giuliano Sale, Kokomoo, Lostfish, Chris Von Steiner, Comoseta, Mimi S (Courtesy of Strychnin Gallery), Angie Mason (Courtesy of Strychnin Gallery), Zoe Lacchei, Francesco Viscuso, Fernenda Veron, Alessia Cocca, Stella Tasca, Effe:Logo, Francesco D’Isa, Japi Honoo, Anonymous Art, Edoardo Belinci, Oto, Angel De Franganillo, Pierpaolo Perilli, Andreco, Michelangelo Arista, Zaelia Bishop.

[ENG] New exhibition of the Whaleless group, being this time in Rome. The opening will be the 11th of June at 07:pm in the Gallery/shop Temporary Love (Via di San Calisto 9, Rome) and will end the 6th of July with works of the following artists :

Aurelien Police, Giuliano Sale, Kokomoo, Lostfish, Chris Von Steiner, Comoseta, Mimi S (Courtesy of Strychnin Gallery), Angie Mason (Courtesy of Strychnin Gallery), Zoe Lacchei, Francesco Viscuso, Fernenda Veron, Alessia Cocca, Stella Tasca, Effe:Logo, Francesco D’Isa, Japi Honoo, Anonymous Art, Edoardo Belinci, Oto, Angel De Franganillo, Pierpaolo Perilli, Andreco, Michelangelo Arista, Zaelia Bishop.

Whaleless @ Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, March 27th

Artists featured include (among others):
Ashley Wood, Catalina Estrada, Stuart Semple, Wayne Chisnall, Lee Baker, Arianna Carossa, Squp, Chris Bonobo, Ryan Obermeyer, Zaelia Bishop, Aurélien Police, Nicoz Balboa, Giuliano Sale, Silvia Argiolas, Kokomoo, Tamara Ferioli, Marie Luise Emmermann, Bethany Marchman, Jenny Bird, LostFish, Lisa Mei Ling Fong, Wade Furlong, Chris von Steiner, Como Seta, Ansgar Noeth, Angie Mason, Karin Andersen and Zoe Lacchei.

Pollution and unacceptable fishing practicies are seriously endangering the survival of the giant marine mammals. Whaleless is a project dedicated to anyone wishing to express their indignation, rage, shame, disbelief or concern in an arty way.
Whaleless is on tour in european cities with site specific art exhibitions.

Opening night: March 27th, 2009, 7 p.m.
End date: April 12th, 2009
Opening times: Thu – Sun 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Fr and Sat until 7 p.m.

Strychnin Gallery Berlin
Boxhagenerstr. 36
10245 Berlin
Germany

Press contact Strychnin Gallery: Iris Bitter
production@strychnin.com
+49 30 9700 2035
Press contact Whaleless: Giovanni Cervi
gio.cervi@gmail.com

Whaleless is an idea of Giovanni Cervi and Res Pira and is powered by the italian Pig magazine.

De Rerum Digitalis [exhibition]

[FR] Dans le cadre du festival Della Creativita’ O8 et de l’exposition itinérante Whaleless se tenant prochainement en Italie à Florence, Fortezza da Basso, du 23 au 26 octobre, j’exposerai deux illustrations (Riding West et Dead End). Voici un petit topo in english sur les diverses choses proposées au sein de ce festival :

“De Rerum Digitalis is a network of artists, designers and creative people who, through technology, artistic talent and creativity spreads digital “seeds and spores”, informative and practical inputs about the respect for the environment and about how to make our lives a little bit greener. At the Festival of Creativity 08, De Rerum Digitalis (Spadolini Pavilion) wants to be a “digital aquarium/greenhouse”, a bridge between past and future, between innovation and environmental sensitivity, to find an innovative way to conjugate technology, communication and responsible sustainability.”Et pour plus d’info : http://phrenologik.free.fr/dererum.pdf

Ainsi que le site du festival : http://www.festivaldellacreativita.it/en

[ENG] Soon, I’ll be exhibiting two fo my illustrations (Riding West and Dead End) within the italian festival “Della Creativita’ O8″ that will take place in Florence, Fortezza da Basso, from 23 to 26th october. Here is a short presentation of this festival :“De Rerum Digitalis is a network of artists, designers and creative people who, through technology, artistic talent and creativity spreads digital “seeds and spores”, informative and practical inputs about the respect for the environment and about how to make our lives a little bit greener. At the Festival of Creativity 08, De Rerum Digitalis (Spadolini Pavilion) wants to be a “digital aquarium/greenhouse”, a bridge between past and future, between innovation and environmental sensitivity, to find an innovative way to conjugate technology, communication and responsible sustainability.”

For more informations : http://phrenologik.free.fr/dererum.pdf

And also the festival’s website : http://www.festivaldellacreativita.it/en


Whaleless – Exhibition at the Strychnin Gallery, London

[FR] J’en parlais il y a peu mais voici quelques informations supplémentaires concernant ma participation à l’exposition collective “Whaleless” qui aura lieu à la Strychnin Gallery à Londres à partir du 11 juillet. Je vous invite à cliquer sur les images ci-dessous !

[ENG] I mentionned it a few days ago but here are some more informations about the “Whaleless” exhibition that’ll take place at the Strychnin Gallery in London July 11th. Just click on the images below !